WFU student named Goldwater Scholar

Sarah Hubbard, a Wake Forest University junior from Birmingham, Ala., has been awarded a 2003-2004 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,093 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

Hubbard was one of 300 students awarded scholarships this year. Hubbard is majoring in chemistry and plans to pursue a doctorate in biochemistry or molecular biology after graduating from Wake Forest.

The one-year scholarship will contribute $7,500 toward the cost of tuition during the 2003-2004 academic year.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established in 1986. The scholarship program honoring U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Hubbard attended Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham. Her mother, Caroline Alterman, and stepfather, Jay Alterman, live in Birmingham. Her father is Frank Hubbard of Bonita Springs, Fla.

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